|Timestamp||What type of Reiki session did you do?||2 ) How long was the session?||3 ) Was it different from your usual sessions?||4 ) How much of the time were you gazing at the mandala?||5 ) Did it affect your perception of the Reiki vibration?||6 ) Did it affect your perceived ability to hold the Reiki vibration?||7 ) What was your response to the image?||8 ) What was your response to the colors?||9 ) Did you notice a sense of movement in the image?||10) Did the image appear to change over the course of your practice session?||11) Did you feel a response in your body?||12) If working with a client, did they have any comment regarding the mandala?||Would you say the mandala supported or hampered your practice?||14) Do you feel the mandala would provide a supportive atmosphere in your treatment room, even if you were not looking at it most of the time?||Do you have any other comments to share?|
|6/1/2011 8:10:38||B) hands on treatment on a client or friend (first degree Reiki)||1.5 hours||No||1/4 of the time||No||No||It is fine||I would actually like them more colorful||Yes||No||No||They had non comment||Neither||Yes||The mandala is peaceful but I do not feel any affects in the overall treatment with the client|
|6/1/2011 14:06:12||A) self-treatment||20m||No||2m||Yes||No||drawn inward as it danced||soothing||Yes||Yes||Yes||n/a||Neither||Yes||next step, Reiki circle thursday night.|
|6/2/2011 2:16:45||A) self-treatment||35 mins||Yes||70%||Yes||Yes||Rather than going 'inward' with the Reiki I found my attention kept coming back outward to the Mandala. And my thoughts were often centred on the Mandala itself rather than paying attention to what would normally have been my internal thoughts and feelings.||The 'response' was more a 'noticeability' rather than the colours actually 'triggering' an energetic response within me, by which I mean that I thought about the colours and the patterns, for instance I noticed the yellow line divisions, and wondered if the yellows at the top of the frame were more orange than the ones that were lower in the frame, and at one point I was very aware of the blue at the centre. ||Yes||Yes||No||not applicable||Hampered||Yes||I selected 'hampered' practice of reiki in that I don't usually sit at a computer and I feel that that aspect actually hampered the reiki, in that I wasn't in the comfortable positions I would normally be in whilst practicing self treatment. Computers also have quite a few distracting qualities so I had thoughts to 'do' other things which I resisted, and there is the clock at the bottom which I kept looking at etc. Thus a lot of my thoughts were also focused on 'doing' rather than the usual 'listening' that I have whilst reikiing. Perhaps this will change with more practice at this position and in this room of the house.|
|6/2/2011 8:36:47||A) self-treatment||15 minutes||Yes||off and on the whole time||No||No||I love the image -- it's amazing and seems almost alive||I love them -- found the image to be very bright, almost too bright, perhaps because I am in the habit of closing my eyes during self-treatment||Yes||Yes||Yes||n/a||Neither||Yes||I may have tried too hard to focus on the mandala, which turned my attention outward rather than inward as it usually is during self-treatment. Next time I will have the mandala in front of me but try not to get lost in it or distracted by it|
|6/2/2011 12:31:57||B) hands on treatment on a client or friend (first degree Reiki)||1.5 hours||No||1/2 of the time||No||No||The image is calming, since I am calm when I am treating it seems to hold that space for me.||Again I like color this is very white like being in the center of a gentle flower||Yes||No||No||It is pretty.||Neither||Yes||Any art work that is appeasing and gentle lends itself to the atmosphere of the treatment room|
|6/3/2011 19:15:32||B) hands on treatment on a client or friend (first degree Reiki)||1 hour||No||1/2 of the time||No||No||As always it is a calming influence in my treatment area. I am liking it more as I continue working with it||Soothing||Yes||Yes||Yes||None other than.."How Pretty"||Neither||Yes||It is a learning curve for me. I appreciate how art and music all affect the space we work in. This is something new. I am choosing to stay open to the experience|
|6/4/2011 19:52:13||A) self-treatment||30 minutes||No||5 minutes||No||No||it's interesting to look at, but distracting.||No real response||Yes||Yes||Yes||Neither||No||I noticed the radiating straight lines after a few minutes of looking at it. Look at each line, going around clockwise, seemed to trigger a release response.|
|6/5/2011 9:26:16||B) hands on treatment on a client or friend (first degree Reiki)||1 /2 hours||No||1/2 of the time||No||No||it is calming||Soft inviting colors||Yes||Yes||Yes||No comment||Neither||Yes||All things of beauty bring that vibration to your healing center|
|6/6/2011 8:35:24||B) hands on treatment on a client or friend (first degree Reiki)||1 hour||No||All th etime||No||No||Calming||Soft and beautiful||Yes||Yes||Yes||Oh that's nice!||Neither||Yes||Again art work has a vibration that can enhance your treatment area. This one does.|
|6/9/2011 18:13:21||D ) other||2 @ 30 min each||Yes||4 min each person @ reiki circle||No||Yes||they enjoyed it. calming. & centering||neutral response||Yes||No||Yes||they thought it nice yet different, though i have been know to be different.||Supported||Yes||none/ larger would be nice, NOT FOLDED....|
|6/11/2011 21:05:09||A) self-treatment||7 minutes||Yes||7 minutes||No||No||I really like the image. It is soothing and somewhat entrancing.||I found the colors to be soothing and calming.||Yes||Yes||No||Neither||Yes||I initially found the mandala somewhat helpful in focusing, but over time I found myself focusing more on the mandala than on the Reiki, so it became a distraction in a way. |
I also noticed my eyes becoming tired from watching the computer screen, but this would not be an issue with a printed version, so I don't think it is a function of the mandala itself.
|6/11/2011 23:09:42||C) distant healing||15 min||Yes||95%||No||No||Loved it! Beautiful to gaze at. I felt very peaceful and relaxed and very calm.|
It did keep me focused - but only to a point as I wanted to concentrate on the mandala, rather than the Reiki.
|Perfect. I noticed more colour in it as the session went on.||Yes||Yes||No||Supported||Yes||The mandala pulsated, changed shape, colour, was sometimes a cross, sometimes a circle, or a spiral, it had waves flowing through it from the middle out.|
I felt more drawn to look at it than to concentrate on the distance healing.
I will try different techniques as it may be better to look at it as I start a new hand position, then close my eyes until moving on to the next one.
Today I looked at the mandala most of the time.
The mandala would be wonderful to meditate with!
|6/12/2011 17:47:20||C) distant healing||20 minutes||No||About 15 minutes.||No||No||Pleasant image.||Calming.||Yes||No||No||Neither||Yes||At first it was challenging for me to keep my eyes open to gaze at the mandala as I usually close my eyes when doing distant Reiki. So in that way it hampered my practice until I remembered to just go with the flow. Then I was able to continue with eyes open gazing at the image for the majority of the healing session.|
|6/13/2011 2:55:09||D ) other||10 min||Yes||100%||Yes||No||I felt energy in my knees, and hands right away. My eyes turned blurry white outside of the image, which moved about.||The colours eventually blurred, and the dot disappeared a couple of times. There seemed to be tracks going through the image, white tracks.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Neither||Yes||I am unsure of question 14. Perhaps the future meditations will tell me. I felt like the energy on my knees was healing.|
|6/13/2011 9:06:43||A) self-treatment||20 mins||Yes||90%||No||No||I saw lots of variation in the image, lots of movement. After a while found I became quite tired and my eyes closed.||No response.||Yes||Yes||No||n/a||Neither||Yes||Different hand positions used compared to usual session, to accommodate being in front of computer,|
|6/13/2011 20:41:55||A) self-treatment||20 minutes||Yes||Nearly all||Yes||Yes||Varied. I saw swirls, circles, star outlines. At some points, the image was pulsating.||Not sure any. Neutral.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Supported||Yes|
|6/14/2011 16:16:24||B) hands on treatment on a client or friend (first degree Reiki)||One hour||Yes||First 10 minutes||Yes||No||Beautiful - image appeard to change - a circle on the inside then a dull area on the bottom right.|
Image seemed to move, vibrate
|Beautiful - colors brightened then faded - vibrational||Yes||Yes||Yes||She noticed it and asked about it. I told her about the study and she was curious to know whether or not she was to make a comment!||Supported||Yes|
|6/14/2011 16:20:37||B) hands on treatment on a client or friend (first degree Reiki)||75 minutes||No||first 10 minutes then off and on||Yes||No||beautiful, calm and relaxing||beautiful - colors seem to fade in and out - vibrational||Yes||Yes||No||not this time||Supported||Yes||Image seems to change with each client - this time there was a shape of an angel in the middle of the image!! Amazing!|
|6/14/2011 16:26:04||B) hands on treatment on a client or friend (first degree Reiki)||55 minutes||No||first 10 minutes then off and on||Yes||No||beautiful movement, vibrational||lovely - seems to move||Yes||Yes||No||No she did not see it.||Supported||Yes||Yes, the energy is diferent with each individual client. This client had the image of a spiral seashell come through.|
I'm amazed. The most interesting thing is that each client "priovides" a different image in the center or the mandela - very suprising to me and unexpected.
I'm looking foward to the next client!
|6/14/2011 22:09:10||C) distant healing||36 minutes||Yes||most of the time 33 min. about||Yes||Yes||I love the image! I think it is amazing, I feel like I ended up concentrating more on the image than my client.||The colors are very subtle and the more I looked at it the more I fell in love with it, its just beautiful.||Yes||Yes||Yes||This time I did distant Reiki on my dog, Martine. I'll have to ask him when he wakes up. :)||Supported||Yes||Since this was my first time using the mandala I am really curious how my next sessions will be. I did feel 3 quick sharp seperate pains in my right side stomach area which I was surprised to feel and was unusual but I have been having problems with that area but not today so I'm not sure if it was about me or my Client, Martine my dog. |
I do feel the mandala supported my Reiki how could it not its so beautiful but to what extent I am not sure because usually I am looking at and or concentrating on the client not the mandala, so as I said I am anxious for my next Reiki sessions to see. Thank you.
|6/16/2011 22:08:10||C) distant healing||34 min||Yes||most||Yes||Yes||peaceful||soothing||Yes||Yes||No||Supported||Yes||I feel that I conentrated more on the visual of the mandala than the visual of my client, but I also feel that the mandala is an added bonus because of its beauty and because it is new to me I have to understand and learn how to work with it in my practice of distant healing since normally I am visually looking at a picture of them or their image in my mind.|
|6/17/2011 22:58:03||C) distant healing||25 or so||Yes||22 min about||Yes||Yes||It seemed bigger than life this time, I'm still amazed by its beauty!||pleasant and comforting||Yes||Yes||No||Supported||Yes||I'm still adjusting to the mandala, its a pleasant experience and can only enhance Reiki, although I think for me viewing the mandala in a hands on Reiki experience would be "easier" (for lack of a better word) so to speak than distant. This time while doing distant Reiki, I introduced the mandala at the start of our session. I received an accepting response and I am curious what their comments are when I follow up with them.|
|6/18/2011 23:14:14||C) distant healing||45 min||Yes||40||Yes||Yes||ever changing and different from the other Reiki sessions with mandala||lavender and beautifully pleasant||Yes||Yes||Yes||Supported||Yes||It was a beautiful experience my client is an artist and I am sure the mandala added a special kindness to her Reiki experience.|
|6/19/2011 16:41:30||C) distant healing||20 minutes||No||18 minutes||No||No||Calm||Calm||No||No||No||Neither||No|
|6/19/2011 22:41:09||A) self-treatment||1 hour||No||off and on over the hour, as I came 'in and out' of it so to speak||No||No||I enjoy the image but being the Meditation part of this focus group, the image doesn't hold as does any image. When I meditate, I do ask that Reiki flow through me as I allow myself to release all hold onto anything. The image does get a look off and on over the course of the session but it, along with all actual thought, does fade. I always feel at peace and grounded, with visions of roots extending from my frame to the Earth. The session I've had thus far wasn't altered in my opinion in anyway by the image.||same as above||Yes||No||No||N/A||Neither||Yes||I feel almost at a disadvantage having my category being meditation, the image is not kept while doing so, along with all images. |
The meditation category I feel, isn't an effective part of this study. Side note, I've used mandala's often during Reiki sessions and I've always felt them to be a fabulous aide in all treatments. Not so much while meditating. I've trained myself to not focus on any cingular object and found doing so with this difficult. Thank you for reading.
|6/20/2011 4:39:42||C) distant healing||15 min||Yes||50-60%||Yes||Yes||I LOVE this image!|
I feel the mandala supported my Reiki - when I opened my eyes, it gave me a supportive focus to look at. I also felt it was guiding me.
Even with my eyes closed I could feel it supporting and guiding me.
|I love the colours - they seem to shimmer and wave and move.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Supported||Yes||I was using a teddy-bear as a surrogate for distance healing.|
|6/20/2011 5:15:02||D ) other||50 Minutes||No||12 Minutes||No||No||The image was soothing. After a few minutes, it started to expand and contract.||The colors blended together into two. The outside and then the inside.||Yes||Yes||No||Neither||Yes||This was used in my meditation. I|
|6/20/2011 13:17:19||B) hands on treatment on a client or friend (first degree Reiki)||40 min||Yes||first 10 min then off and on||Yes||Yes||beautiful - fluid - relaxing||beautiful - more delicate today than earlier sessions||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes, she said it looked like a crysthanemum||Supported||Yes||images of a five pointed star, then changed to a six pointed star, then a swirl, then an angel, then a dancing balerina. The image changed more times with this client than the previous clients.|
Such an interesting experience!
|6/20/2011 20:01:16||A) self-treatment||6 minutes||Yes||5 minutes||Yes||Yes||I like it - I find it soothing||very soothing and calming||Yes||Yes||Yes||n/a||Supported||Yes||I think this image would be even more effective (for me) if printed rather than on a computer screen.|
|6/21/2011 13:34:29||D ) other||10 minutes||Yes||10 minutes||Yes||No||My body: could feel energy in my crown, and my third eye. The energies felt different though; at the crown it was tingly per se, but the third eye was intense heat. My hands lit up with energy.||My eyes always glaze over with a white film. The mandala did move around a couple times.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Neither||Yes||I can see the benefits of using the mandala with my clients. I would put it on the ceiling, above my clients and let them know they can gaze at it if they wish. I noticed that after about nine minutes, I really wanted to close my eyes, and just relax into myself (which I did, but my timer went off).|
|6/21/2011 22:45:24||C) distant healing||30||Yes||25 approx||Yes||Yes||calming||soothing||Yes||Yes||No||Supported||Yes||This time the visual of the mandala was calm and subtle, also for some reason I did not have the black surrounding the mandala so that might have added to the changes not being as drastic as other times. It was filled with love. Thank you.|
|6/22/2011 20:57:02||A) self-treatment||10 minutes||Yes||90%||Yes||No||Some swirling, this time with intent viewing I noticed a gray overtone to the Mandala, except along the outermost edges of the image. This did not occur the last time. I also noticed the elements appeared smaller and more quantity while staring.||Nothing specific.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Supported||Yes|
|6/22/2011 21:32:13||B) hands on treatment on a client or friend (first degree Reiki)||1 hour||No||periodically||Yes||Yes||I like the image - I felt good energy from it||the colours are calming and inviting||Yes||Yes||No||No comment made but, I didn't point it out amongst the eclectic environment of my home.||Supported||Yes||I really enjoyed the movement and vibration of the mandala. I usually close my eyes during reiki so it was a bit of an effort to remind myself to focus on it occasionally. I can say that I enjoy the mandala in my space and that it definitely had a positive influence on my personal vibration if not the actual reiki session.|
|6/29/2011 22:49:17||A) self-treatment||30 minutes||Yes||10 minutes||Yes||No||My eyes moved in a circle around the image. There seemed to be a lot of movement in the shading and in the colors.||My eyes were definitely drawn to the movement and play between the colors.||Yes||No||Yes||Supported||Yes||My energy work sessions have a lot of variation. Generally I have a strong physical response, and I often channel guides. Because I do different kinds of energy work, for the purposes of this project, I only use the Mandala only when I'm specifically doing Reiki, but the work does tend to overlap. So it is challenging for me to say if looking at the Mandala specifically affects the Reiki energy. Regardless, I'm really enjoying the experience!|
|7/1/2011 9:12:37||A) self-treatment||18 mins||Yes||approx 70%||Yes||No||The first couple of times I found the image distracting to a degree both in terms of the image itself and in terms of sitting in front of a computer. This time however - whether it was because I didn't tend to explore the image with my eyes (did that previously, this time felt no need) but tended to more gaze in one spot (quite tired!) - it felt comfortable and 'right', a great warmth was felt with the Reiki vibration, and the image 'moved' in ways it has not in the previous sessions. I enjoyed looking at it. At the end of the session - which I finished earlier than I had intended - I had a clear thought come through along the lines of 'that's enough now'.||No attention to colours at all, with the exception at the beginning aware of the blue centre.||Yes||Yes||Yes||n/a||Supported||Yes||The movement was more of a 'warping' of the entire image in different directions which I found intriguing whereas in previous sessions rather than a collective movement it was more individual 'petals' having a sense of movement in that my eyes would follow the path of individual pieces. Interesting.|
|7/2/2011 9:11:12||C) distant healing||30 min||Yes||28 min||Yes||Yes||like seeing a faithful friend||relaxing||Yes||Yes||No||Supported||Yes||This time the mandala middle appeared very small and internal. The feeling I got was that Reiki was embracing the very internal core or cell, the smallestof the smallest of the universe. The rest of the mandala seemed to be filled with detail and everchanging but small. Very cool and interesting!! Thank you!|
|7/2/2011 23:20:32||C) distant healing||20 min||Yes||~85%||Yes||No||I still love it! It is so calming & beautiful and serene.|
It is a wonderful asset to have in my room - even if only on a computer.
|Really enjoy the colours - they are so gentle and calming.|
The Mandala pulsed waves outwards and moved and flowed gently.
|Yes||Yes||No||Supported||Yes||Today I did a distance healing on a list of a group of humans & animals.|
I felt the image was helpful & supportive but I need to try not to look at it so much as it directs my attention outwards when it should be inward.
I think just having it in the room would be beneficial without having to look at it much. The energy of the mandala is beautiful.
|7/3/2011 22:33:47||C) distant healing||30 min||Yes||20 min about||Yes||Yes||cluttered, focused on the lines in the mandala quite different from other times||at one point when I blinked my eyes the purple became intense||Yes||Yes||No||Supported||Yes||My response to the mandala was different this time than from the others, I'm wondering/thinking was it because of my client or me. Each time I have used the mandala it hasbeen different but in a calm and a soothing part of Reiki; but this time it was or I was more cluttered, focusing on the faults (which there are none, its so beautiful!) and it just didnt have the calmness that I have gotten use to. Thank You.|
|7/4/2011 22:38:23||A) self-treatment||10 minutes||No||100%||Yes||No||Gazing softened the perception of the energy.||Nothing noteworthy.||No||Yes||Yes||Supported||Yes|
|7/5/2011 22:19:19||C) distant healing||30 min||Yes||25 min approx||Yes||Yes||I seemed to focus on the spiral in the image the most and the massiveness of the image, just amazing and I tended to wonder how the artist created it, which got me a little off focus.||I've grown use to the colors and find them a comfort, this time the orange tips stood out a little more and they seemed a little more "wiggly".||Yes||Yes||No||Supported||Yes||Thank you for this experience!|
|7/8/2011 23:20:59||C) distant healing||15 min||Yes||~50%||Yes||Yes||Love the image. Made me feel calm, still and in my heart centre.|
I really enjoy having it there to focus on if I open my eyes, or just knowing it is there supporting me if my eyes are closed.
|The colours are beautiful, they make me feel happy, calm and safe and supported. Very etherial colours. Just beautiful and perfect.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Supported||Yes||Today I gave distance reiki to a group of humans and animals in a written list which I held between my hands.|
I really really love having the mandala during my Reiki sessions, and will miss it once the study group is over.
|7/9/2011 8:27:47||B) hands on treatment on a client or friend (first degree Reiki)||45 min||Yes||first 10 min then off and on||No||No||beautiful, swirling in a clockwise circle||beautiful - faded bright to dull then brigh again||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes,|
She loved it and said it had movement. She said she felt very light headed after her session.
|Neither||Yes||This particular client felt more un-grounded compared to her previous sessions. She reported seeing the swirling image in the mandala. She also felt dizzy after her session. Very different.|
|7/9/2011 13:28:56||A) self-treatment||15 minutes||Yes||15 minutes||Yes||Yes||Minimal response, I think it is beautiful.||At first I wanted a more vibrant image - more color. But the longer I gazed at it the more the image came to life. I saw motion, pulsation, vibration, which varied depending where my hands were on my body.||Yes||No||Yes||Neither||Yes||I find it odd to sit in front of my computer during self reiki - usually my meditation space is "electronics free" so I might experiment with ways to make it visible without actually having my computer in front of me (setting it on a table outside the door, for example|
|7/10/2011 21:52:49||A) self-treatment||5 minutes||Yes||5 minutes||Yes||Yes||I find it very pleasing. This is my third time using it, and I found that it already seems comforting and prompts an immediate relaxation into the Reiki session.||The colors are very peaceful and soothing.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Supported||Yes||I do find that this is challenging to use on the computer (eyes get tired, screen saver comes on, etc.), but I think that with a physical copy on a wall, it would be very beneficial to a Reiki treatment.|
|7/15/2011 13:35:07||A) self-treatment||5 minutes||Yes||5 minutes||No||No||I like the image. It is very soothing and relaxing -- almost trance inducing.||Very calming and soothing||Yes||Yes||No||Supported||Yes|
|7/16/2011 15:18:58||B) hands on treatment on a client or friend (first degree Reiki)||60 min||Yes||first 10 min then off and on||Yes||Yes||beautiful - calming||serene, beautiful||Yes||Yes||Yes||she said she could feel the mandala energy moving toward her or she was moving toward it - she could not distinguish the difference||Supported||Yes||Image appeared as an hourglass shape at first and then changed to a counterclockwise circle|
|7/16/2011 15:21:23||B) hands on treatment on a client or friend (first degree Reiki)||45 min||Yes||first 10 min then off and on||Yes||Yes||beautiful - energizing||relaxing but yet awake||Yes||Yes||Yes||no comment||Supported||Yes||image appeared at a bight circle that was very clear around the edges|
|7/17/2011 12:24:23||C) distant healing||30 minutes||No||25 minutes||No||No||Neutral this time||Colors are ever calming.||Yes||No||No||Neither||No|
|7/19/2011 9:00:15||A) self-treatment||15 mins||Yes||95%||Yes||No||This time a little different again. I found that I gazed steadily at the blue centre of the flowers, and pulsation could be felt within, with great warmth in my hands.||No response really. Other than a need to stare at the centre.||No||No||Yes||n/a||Supported||Yes||I've had surgery this week so, in addition to the session being shorter than what I normally would do as I can't sit for too long in front of the computer, I found that it was a very strong response both in the terms of holding a steady gaze looking at the image and the beautiful warmth and pulsation which came through whilst I held my hands at the site of the surgery. I didn't want it to end, however needed to finish due to the physical discomfort of sitting in the chair.|
|7/19/2011 11:32:29||A) self-treatment||40 minutes||Yes||10 minutes||Yes||Yes||This session, looking at the image felt like it was blocking the energy flow. I stopped after 10 minutes, turned out the lights, and my normal level/awareness of energy flowing came back.||No response||No||No||No||Hampered|
|7/20/2011 2:23:57||D ) other||10 - 15 minutes||Yes||10-15 minutes||Yes||Yes||my hands began to feel energy immediately.||The colours moved around.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Supported||Yes|
|7/22/2011 16:52:30||B) hands on treatment on a client or friend (first degree Reiki)||45 min||No||5 minutes||Yes||Yes||beautiful, calming||soft, angelic||Yes||Yes||Yes||no comment||Supported||Yes||Image appeared to highlight a five pointed star in the center, left lower point of star was longer|
|7/23/2011 11:26:51||A) self-treatment||5 minutes||No||5 minutes||No||No||I like the image. I find it very calming and soothing, almost trance-inducing.||The colors are also calming and gentle.||Yes||Yes||No||Neither||Yes||Normally I keep my eyes closed during Reiki treatments because I am easily distracted by visual input. This mandala is probably one of the few things that I can look at while giving Reiki and not become distracted. If I am going to have my eyes open, I would find something like this very helpful in staying focused. However, keeping my eyes closed is an equally good way for me to stay focused.|
|7/24/2011 8:55:26||A) self-treatment||10 minutes||Yes||10 minutes||Yes||No||A new perception: I felt the Reiki energy pulsating as I stared at the center of the image. As usual the more I stared at the center, the elements seemed to get smaller, making the image more "fine-grained". All other observations I previously recorded remain applicable.||The more I stared, the more the colors melded together to become more smooth and less contrastive.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Supported||Yes|
|7/24/2011 18:57:13||C) distant healing||15 minutes||Yes||14 minutes||No||No||Image is pretty as always but doesn't seem to affect me on a deeper level.||Colors are always calming ones.||No||No||No||Neither||No|
|7/25/2011 19:38:03||B) hands on treatment on a client or friend (first degree Reiki)||50 min||No||10 min and of and on||No||Yes||beautiful and calming||soft, beautiful||Yes||Yes||Yes||no comment||Supported||Yes||a small star appeared in the center|
|7/28/2011 21:54:34||D ) other||30 minutes||Yes||25||Yes||Yes||This time, as I looked the image began moving as if it were a wave flowing. At one point I saw a face in the Mandala||I liked the colors as it added to the shapeshifting.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Supported||Yes||I am now used to looking at it on my computer screen. Although it would be better in a printed version for the meditation session.|
|7/28/2011 22:10:34||A) self-treatment||10 minutes||No||10 minutes||Yes||No||Energizing, sometimes pulsating||Neutral||Yes||Yes||Yes||Supported||Yes|
|7/29/2011 21:31:14||C) distant healing||20 min||Yes||50 - 70%||Yes||Yes||I still love this image. It helps me hold my focus as it is easy to get distracted when doing a distance healing. |
The image pulsates and waves and is also calming and beautiful.
|The colours are beautiful and calming.|
But after having used this image for a while now - if I was choosing from a group of the same image but with different colours, I would choose one with more pinks and purples, as they are more my favorite colours. But also I think pink is more heart chakra, which is the centre of us. There is some pale pink in the image we are using, and it is lovely.
|Yes||Yes||Yes||Supported||Yes||I am really enjoying using the mandala with my reiki distance healing and will be sorry when this survey is over.|
|7/29/2011 21:57:37||C) distant healing||11min||Yes||75%||Yes||Yes||Love it still. Makes me feel calm and focused. |
When using a surrogate, I find it better to close my eyes first at each new hand position, then once connected to open them and stare at the mandala.
When using a list of people, i close my eyes first, then once connected just open and close as I like.
|Very beautiful. So calming and centering. Very peaceful and unobtrusive.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Supported||Yes||I love how there is movement in the mandala. It flows, waves and pulsates, sometimes you see some bits more than others. It turns into a 3D image at times too. Sometimes I am looking down on the top of a hill. Sometimes I am looking into a cone. I love the centre blue dot.|
|7/30/2011 2:22:52||D ) other||10||Yes||1-2 minutes||No||No||Deeper meditation almost immediately.||The colours move & mix together.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Supported||Yes|
|7/30/2011 7:01:44||A) self-treatment||15 mins||Yes||95%||Yes||No||Staring at the blue centre almost majority of the time; very comfortable but very focused.||Attracted to the blue centre.||No||No||Yes||n/a||Supported||Yes||Today the energy flowed very strongly and I was very focused, comfortable and did not want the session to end. Having had surgery recently it may explain the very strong response, however the session was hampered by my inability to sit at the computer for a greater length of time which I would normally do. I enjoyed gazing at the mandala during the session and feel it was of benefit in the session.|
|7/30/2011 11:09:27||A) self-treatment||20 mins||Yes||15 mins||Yes||No||I actually found I stared at the one part of the image, middle of the top right hand quandrant, without my eyes wandering around the image at all, which is what happened the first few times I used it. Even when I took my eyes off of the image they seemed to return to this one spot automatically.||No response.||No||No||Yes||n/a||Supported||Yes||A lovely pulsating sensation from my hands, a strong connection with the image, and this time I found my body rocked from side to side whilst viewing the image.|